Gothenburg, Sweden-based design studio, Design Stories, set out to create a collection made of industrial waste material produced by local companies. Working in collaboration with a group of producers and artisans called Returhuset, Merry-Go-Round was born. The pieces are made from materials that would normally be thrown away as trash and the results are a charming collection of lamps and tables with an interesting story to tell.

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The Drawstring Lamp, made by Svensson Markspelle, is constructed with a screen that originally was made to filter sunlight, making it the perfect material for a lamp. Structure was already built into the textile so the lamp forms its organic ball-like shape on its own.

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To complement the shades, they designed fabric power cords to go with each lamp.

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The Odd Table takes usable parts from broken tables and chairs and assembles them together into new pieces of furniture.

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Photos by Hendrik Zeitler.